Turkey orders detention of 27 sailors from Naval Forces

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The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 27 sailors from Turkey’s Naval Forces as part of a post-coup crackdown targeting followers of the Gülen movement.

According to a state-run Anadolu news agency report, 11 of the suspects are on active duty, whereas the remainder were relieved of their duties due to administrative investigations.

Turkey accuses the Gülen movement of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt, although it strongly denies any involvement.

Since the coup over 16,000 military members have been purged from the Turkish Armed Services on allegations of affiliation with the movement.

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